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Comics + Real People tell true drinking stories


Latest (podcast) episode:


Upcoming (live) shows:

  • Every Saturday at Subterranean
    8 PM / $10 / 21+ /

  • Laughfest- Grand Rapids, MI
    March 9th 8 PM INFO
  • Bridgetown- Portland, OR
    May 8-11th INFO


News / Announcements / Blogs:


* New Podcast Episode *
Don’t Tag Me Bro- how social media has ruined drinking

Stories of people getting in trouble while drinking, due to social media. Some people made front page news, other

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Ohio Dates for The Blackout Diaries

The Blackout Diaries is launching a tour, starting with some dates in Ohio. We're going Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati in late June with a hilarious mix of standup comic plus everyday Ohioans, ready to tell their funniest drinking stories. Click for details

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* New Podcast Episode *
The Epicenter of Nonsense

Recorded on St Patricks Day- stories of how Chicago celebrates St Patricks Day; a history of how the city dyes the river green; a story about drinking all day during college on St Patricks Day by Matt Lauria

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Blackout Diaries named a highlight of LaughFest

Thanks to all who came to our sold-out show at Laughfest. MLive named it one of the highlights of the festival: here


* New Podcast Episode *
This Burrito Cost Me 5 Years!- stories of late night food

We talk about the dangers of listening too closely to your stomach late at night. Stories of arrests and ambulances at burrito huts and gyro joints from Evan Williams, Colleen Farrell, and Mike Lebovitz.


Blackout Diaries at Subterranean tomorrow!

Blackout Diaries starts at Subterranean tomorrow! Get tickets now: ticketfly . We have lots

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* New Podcast Episode *
Parenthood & Porters

The Blackout Diaries podcast is back after Sean's break from having a kid. Sean talks about what its like to drink with kids and shares the details on

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Blackout Diaries moving to Subterranean!

The Blackout Diaries has found a new home- legendary Chicago music venue, The Subterranean, will host the show. Every Saturday at 8 PM, starting Saturday March 1st. We are very excited to move to SubT. We have been hitting the bottle hard, since our previous venue unexpectedly closed and will be back with even better stories. Stop by!


Blackout Diaries in Reader

The Blackout Diaries move to the SubT was covered by several newspapers. Please join us for our first show at SubT, Saturday March 1st and you can checkout the details of the move from The Chicago Reader's post, New Digs For The Blackout Diaries


Blackout Diaries in Laugh Fest

The Blackout Diaries is excited to perform in Laughfest again this year, a huge, hilarious comedy festival that benefits Gilda's Club. This year we are performing at Perrin Brewing Co and tickets to the show also include beers and food. Full details: here
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